Bass clarinetist Dean Keller has played in the Glenn Miller Orchestra and worked with artists ranging from Tito Puente to The Temptations. Marimba and vibraphone player Kristen Shiner McGuire and bassist Kyle Vock are both music professors at Nazareth College. And the group's new drummer Joe Parker recently earned his masters degree from the Eastman School of Music. Together they are The Rita Collective, a world music ensemble capable of reinventing a range of music from Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" or Duke Ellington's "Blue Pepper" to Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror."
The Rita Collective performs Wednesday, February 3, at The Little Theatre Café, 240 East Avenue. 7 p.m. Free. 258-0400; ritacollective.com.